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Bread of Life Center

North County Program of the San Diego Rescue Mission

Addressing the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness in North County San Diego.

The Bread of Life Center offers a safe and nurturing environment for people desiring a better life. In the summer of 2020, Bread of Life teamed up with the San Diego Rescue Mission to serve our city’s most vulnerable population. Standing together to serve the hurting, hungry, and poor with the love and grace of Jesus Christ to get people off the streets permanently.

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

– John 6:35

Resources Provided

For 20 years, Bread of Life has served Oceanside by meeting tangible, short-term needs and providing a welcoming, loving community for those in need of hope and compassion. What started with a few volunteers distributing bagged meals and clothing in parks and on the streets has become a multi-faceted resource for those facing hardship. Now, the program operates with 60+ volunteers weekly to get people off the streets permanently. Each unique service provided is an opportunity for guests to encounter the love of God and get the help they need.

Safety is our top priority. Due to COVID-19, we have temporarily suspended our life skills classes and changed hours for some of our services. Our Resource Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-2pm. See below for other updates.

Services at Bread of Life in North County San Diego

Church at the Bread

Come join us for church outdoors on Sunday and Wednesday from 5pm-6pm. Enjoy worship, Biblical teaching, prayer, and fellowship. Be encouraged with the love and truth of Jesus Christ.

Life Skills Academy

Our Life Skills Academy (temporarily closed) is an application-based program focused on equipping students with the skills needed to sustain permanent housing and employment. Life coaches work individually with students to develop a personalized plan for skills obtainment. From building a resume to managing a household budget, students graduate from our Life Skills Academy better equipped in the practicalities of life.

Meals Ministry

We provide a hot dinner meal “to-go” nightly Sunday-Friday from 6pm-6:30pm. Bread of Life Dinner Card required (drug and alcohol test required).

Christian Cup Board

Our food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9am-11:45am, and Tuesday from 9am-11am. We provide boxes of food on a first-come, first-served basis. Bread of Life card required.

Contact Us

Bread of Life

1919 Apple Street, Suite O | Oceanside, CA 92054


Tim Yzaguirre

Bread of Life Director
760-722-0800 | tyzaguirre@sdrescue.org


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